MOSCOW, June 12. /TASS/. USA will not force Russia to change its foreign policy, introducing new sanctions. This is stated in the commentary of the Russian foreign Ministry published on Tuesday.
“The result [of the new sanctions], as before, will be zero – to force Russia to change its independent course in the international arena will not work. But U.S. politicians continue to dwell in illusions, imagines the U.S. the world’s policeman, and with each new unsuccessful attempt to put pressure on our country flaunt only its own helplessness,” – said in the message.
The Russian foreign Ministry called short-sighted attempts by the US to portray Russia as the enemy and called upon to deal with real threats. “In the United States demonstrate evident lack of foresight, inventing the enemy where there is none, instead of seriously fighting against terrorism and other real threats. It’s not just vicious, and very dangerous politics, for which history will ask with its initiators”, – stressed the foreign Ministry.
Diplomats draw attention to the fact that the US is the second consecutive time impose additional sanctions against Russian citizens and companies to major national holidays of Russia. “For its part, of course, drew attention to the fact that the last two extensions of Washington’s anti-Russian sanctions took place on the eve of our major national holidays – Victory Day and Russia Day. We’ll remember,” – said in the comments of the Ministry.
About new U.S. sanctions
On 11 June, the U.S. Treasury in respect of the three Russians, three Russian companies and two related structures based abroad. The Ministry said that the sanctions imposed including the basis adopted almost a year ago law to strengthen the sanctions regime against Russia.
Sanctions have affected the company in the field of information security, Digital Security and its related entities Embedi working in Israel, and Erpscan, the mission of which is located in Amsterdam, Prague and tel Aviv. They are all included in the Ministry of Finance compiled the list, which includes people and structures that suspects or accused by Washington in the attacks.
Also under the sanctions were the Russian company OOO “Dayvtekhnoservis”. The compilers of the list claim that it is cooperating with the FSB in respect of which restrictions the U.S. Treasury. In addition, in connection with the FSB sanctions imposed against scientific research Institute “Kvant”.
The law “On combating the enemies of America by sanctions” was signed by the President of the United States Donald trump 2 August 2017. It provides for tougher sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.